We only have powers to deal with reports of light nuisance which is caused by the intrusion of artificial light from nearby premises. Artificial light, as opposed to natural light, means light produced by electrical means, such as security lighting or floodlights. We will not investigate reports of glare from traffic, or 'sky-glow', which is the brightening of the night sky over urban areas.
Many situations can be resolved informally but we have legal powers to take formal action if necessary. If you make a complaint to us about light pollution you can expect a response within 10 working days.
Read more about what powers are available to deal with light nuisance on the GOV.UK website.